- Gain an appreciation of the significance of the Screw Steamers (SS) - the original term for propeller driven steamers, and the Paddle Steamers (PS) and that traversed the lakes and rivers of Gippsland, Victoria during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The challenges they faced...
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- Built at McArdell's Gap on the banks of the Thomson River near the township of Sale (previously known as Flooding Creek) during the year of 1857, the paddle steamer PS 'Enterprise' was the first steamer to be designed specifically to meet the conditions of Gippsland's lakes and rivers, and, the first to be built on site. Originally at 36 ft (11 m) long, and powered by a 12 horsepower engine, she was designed to cater for the goldfields traffic from Sale to the Nicholson and Tambo Rivers, and, for the timber trade from the Tambo River sawmills to Sale...
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- American entrepreneur, Philip McArdell, together with Raphael, began building the screw steamer SS 'Lady Darling', designed specifically for the Gippsland Lakes trade, on the banks of the river Tambo, in 1861...
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